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Stewart Settlement Unveiling

Stewart Settlement House Marker Dedicated

Rain and freezing temperatures did not prevent the dedication of "Stewart Settlement House" in Gary on October 31.  Speakers simply moved indoors to celebrate this new marker commemorating the social welfare organization that impacted African Americans in Gary for generations.

Read Casey's report from the dedication to learn more.

Helen M. Gougar Marker Dedicated

On November 10, the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in West Lafayette and celebrated the installation of a new state historical marker with a legal theme on Columbia Street in Lafayette.

Helen Gougar used the legal system to push for women's suffrage in the late 1800s.  Read about the dedication in the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

Marker S.O.S.

In June, the Athenaeum state historical marker was destroyed by an uninsured motorist.  IHB and the Athenaeum Foundation have been working hard to raise funds for a replacement marker.  Only $600 remains to be raised.  If you'd like to help, contact Cassie Stockamp at the Athenaeum Foundation, 317.655.2755 ext. 155 or

Shop @ IHB

We have marked down several poetry and fiction titles and added some new titles to our Overstock & Clearance shelves. Each book is written about an Indiana subject or is by an Indiana author. Drop by to browse the $5 Poetry & Fiction, Overstock, and Clearance sections from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.


Educator's Corner

We hope to see you this month at one of the many professional development opportunities being offered via IHS and ICSS.

Aimee was at the debut for Hoosiers and the American Story and she's pretty sure you're going to love it.  Read her review on our blog.


Bicentennial Sign Order Deadline Approaching

Communities and organizations participating in the Bicentennial celebration with an endorsed project are eligible to order special Bicentennial signage. Square signage is available in two sizes, 18 inch or 24 inch, and the full-color signs are priced at $175 and $205 respectively.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each sign benefits the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

Endorsed project sponsors may order signs quarterly.  The next deadline is November 15.  Learn more about the signage and ordering process on IHB’s website and download the order form here.